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Ticket issued in name of wrong person in case of identity deception

Camille Linne

Camille Linne

When a woman who had not been stopped or gotten a speeding ticket found out a traffic citation had been issued in her name, she called the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. After a Bloomfield police officer investigated, another woman, now accused of identity deception for giving someone else’s name during a traffic stop, was arrested on Sunday.

Camille Marie Linne, 20, of Bloomfield, was booked in to the Greene County Jail with bond set at $5,000 surety with ten percent allowed.

The officer investigating this case, Bloomfield Deputy Marshal Jordan Allor, was also the officer who made the traffic stop back on Wednesday, July 11.

Allor reported he was eastbound on State Road 54 near Wilson Road around 8 p.m. when he clocked a red Pontiac at 80 mph in a 50 mph zone.

During the stop, the driver, who later turned out to be Linne, said she left her driver’s license at home but she gave the officer a name and date of birth. Allor issued a citation in the name of the person the driver claimed to be.

Then this past Sunday, July 22, dispatch received a call from a woman who said she had found out about the citation. She said someone had apparently used her name during a traffic stop. She had an idea of who did this and told Allor she had talked to Linne who told her that her younger sister had done it. The caller said she never gave anyone permission to use her name or date of birth.

Allor made contact with the mother of Linne and her sister and all three met him at the sheriff’s department. The mother said the younger sister had not been driving.

When Allor asked Linne questions about the traffic stop, she confirmed she was the driver and had given him another person’s name. She allegedly said she did it because she was scared and didn’t want to get her mother’s car impounded. Allor reported he asked her why she had not gotten a driver’s license and she allegedly said she was scared to take the test.

Now, Linne is facing criminal charges of:

  • Identity deception, a Level 6 felony,
  • Reckless driving, a Class C misdemeanor, and
  • Knowingly or intentionally operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license, a Class C misdemeanor.